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Mali + 8 others
Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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World + 6 others
Passionate to Save Lives: Conversations with CARE Humanitarians

Report
CARE

This World Humanitarian Day, CARE Canada is calling on governments and international actors to show a renewed commitment to the protection of humanitarian aid workers everywhere.

“With the recent Ebola outbreak, the ongoing crises in Gaza, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and so many other places, humanitarians continue to provide crucial life-saving assistance amidst extremely challenging, sometimes dangerous, circumstances,” said Gillian Barth, president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Niger + 1 other
Diffa / Niger: Besoins et Réponse Humanitaire (période du 27 juillet au 10 août 2014)

Le nombre des arrivées en provenance du Nigéria est en légère baisse comparée à la semaine précédente mais les prix du carburant sont à la hausse sur le marché noir en raison de la rupture de l’approvisionnement dans les États du Nord du Nigeria. Les autorités locales restent préoccupées par les questions de santé et les perspectives alimentaires.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 2014

All Figures in US$

  • 2014 REQUIREMENT 391 millions
  • FUNDING (1) 171 millions
  • UNMET REQUIREMENT 220 millions
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Liberia + 5 others
United States and Five African Countries Announce Intention To Join Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and the United States confirmed last week their intention to join the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA). At the August 4 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit event entitled “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate,” Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States’ intention to join GACSA and encouraged African countries to participate.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 05 (au 10 août 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le déficit de production dans l’ensemble de la région pourrait être plus important qu’en 2013.

  • Légère baisse des arrivées en provenance du Nigeria par rapport à la semaine précédente.

  • Hausse du prix du carburant sur le marché noir en raison de la rupture de l’approvisionnement dans les États du Nord du Nigeria.

  • Le virus Ebola est au centre des préoccupations des autorités régionales.

  • Découverte d’un cas de polio virus vaccinal chez une fillette de 2 ans venue du Nigeria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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In Niger, gas project to support refugees and save trees

ABALA REFUGEE CAMP, Niger, August 13 (UNHCR) – A UN refugee agency project in Niger is empowering refugees and protecting the local environment by improving access to domestic energy, thanks to a key partnership with one local business. As a result, households in the area who had previously struggled to secure firewood, can now look forward to four months of gas.

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Mali + 6 others
Report on Mali and the Sahel and the activities of the African Union mission for Mali and the Sahel, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
11 AUGUST 2014

PSC/PR/2.(CDXLIX)

I. INTRODUCTION

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World + 13 others
The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION

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Nigeria + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 14 – August 20, 2014

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  • Some increase in rainfall expected across West Africa during the next outlook period.
  • Many areas of Sudan have reported flooding, house damages, and displaced people due to continued heavy rains.
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Inondations au Niger: 12 morts et plus de 27.000 sinistrés

08/12/2014 17:29 GMT

NIAMEY, 12 août 2014 (AFP) - Douze personnes sont mortes au Niger dans des inondations provoquées depuis juin par de fortes pluies, qui ont fait plus de 27.000 sinistrés, ont indiqué mardi les autorités.

"Depuis juin (...) on a enregistré 4.450 ménages sinistrés, soit 27.293 personnes touchées par les inondations, et on déplore 12 personnes mortes et plusieurs autres blessées", a affirmé à l'AFP Saadatou Mallam Barmou, conseillère aux affaires humanitaires du Premier ministre.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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World + 45 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Appel à la protection des défenseurs des droits humains

Le 8 août 2014, plusieurs ONG africaines et internationales dont l’Observatoire pour la protection des défenseurs des droits de l’Homme ont publié une lettre ouverte appelant à la protection des défenseurs des droits humains au Niger, exprimant leur préoccupation face à la récente arrestation de plusieurs militants, qui semble avoir visé à étouffer leur plaidoyer lié à la question des entreprises et des droits humains.